District Court - Juror Information
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District Court - Juror Information

Jury Hotline: (517) 715-4122 

If you have a concern regarding your jury service, please call:

District Court Jury Clerk: (517) 540-7532
Circuit Court Jury Clerk: (517) 540-7530
Livingston County citizens are called upon to participate in the court system by serving as jurors. If you are selected for jury service, you will receive a jury summons. The jury summons is an official Court document and you must respond to it. You could be held in criminal contempt if you do not respond to the jury summons.

Juror Selection

The Juror selection process was set forth by Michigan law. The process involves random selection by a computer program from a list of individuals who have listed Livingston County locations on their driver's license and personal ID cards. Livingston County Court staff have nothing to do with selection. You can respond to your Jury Questionnaire using our website.

Juror Substitution?

Can a spouse, friend, or neighbor substitute for you when you are called to jury service? No, the individual whose name is on the Juror summons must either appear or be excused prior to the dates of service.


Please report promptly at the designated service time. Do not bring children, relatives or friends with you when you report.
If you do not appear, you can be charged with criminal Contempt of Court, fined and/or imprisoned.

Candidate ID Number

Your Candidate ID Number is on your Juror summons. You'll need that number when calling the Juror Information Hotline at (517) 715-4122.

When To Report

Begin calling the Jury Hotline at (517) 715-4122 after 5:30 p.m. the Thursday before your term of service begins. There will be recorded instructions regarding your jury service. Please listen to them carefully.

Work Absence

You should make arrangements with your employer to be available for your entire term of service. If you are called into Court for jury selection, you will need to report to 204 S Highlander Way, Howell, MI. If you are selected for a jury, you will need to be at Court every day the jury is in session.

Length Of Service
In the District Court, you will serve for a period of 2-3 weeks (see your summons for dates.) You will not serve on more than 1 case during your term of service.

Postponement & Excusals

Please make necessary arrangements for work and/or daycare as these are not reasons for excusal. A letter from your physician is required to be excused for medical reasons. You must submit your physician's letter at least 1 week before to your service date. 

Email your letter to dcjury@livgov.com or fax it to (517) 546-0048.

If you are not available on the date scheduled, you must notify the Jury Clerk, by email at dcjury@livgov.com at least 1 week before your service date.

If you no longer live in Livingston County, you must provide a copy of your current driver's license showing the change of address.

If you have any questions please email them to dcjury@livgov.com.

Students are not exempt for jury duty; however, their service may be deferred by filing a request that must include a copy of their class schedule. Email your class schedule to dcjury@livgov.com or fax it to (517) 546-0048.

Deferral Requests

You must first complete your questionnaire online and confirm your service. Select "defer" and pick your alternate date for the Court to review.


You are required to pass through a metal detector upon entering the Judicial Center and are subject to search. All purses, briefcases, bags, etc. may also be searched. Weapons, cutting edge, or stabbing instruments (including pocket knives) are prohibited items. If you are wearing a belt, you will be asked to remove it when going through the detector. 

Thank you for your patience and understanding in this matter. These precautions are taken for your safety as well as the safety of others. 

Inclement Weather

In the event of severe weather, please tune to radio station WHMI 93.5 for Court closings.


Free parking is located in the front of the Judicial Center.

Persons With A Disability

Access to jury service is available to all individuals with a disability as required by the American with Disabilities Act of 1990 (Public Law 101-336.) If you are a person with a disability and are in need of accommodation, please contact the Jury Clerk at dcjury@livgov.com no later than 7 days prior to your reporting date.


You will receive $30.00 for the first full day of attendance, and $15.00 for the first half day. $45.00 will be paid for each subsequent full day of attendance and $22.50 for each subsequent half day. A mileage fee of $10.00 is also added to your pay. Payment is in the form of a debit card.